Luxury Catered

Ski Chalet

Portes

du

Soleil

For people who love luxurious comforts as much as great skiing

Travel quickly to and from lifts with our private chauffeur. Dine on gourmet cuisine created daily by our Chef. Each course is complimented with individually paired wines. Enjoy canapés and sparkling crémant every evening. Select beers, spirits and soft drinks from the cocktail bar. It’s all included. Relax in the bubbles of the hot tub or steam of our sauna. Admire the tremendous views over the Abondance Valley from the sunny south facing chalet balconies. Lounge throughout the traditional farmhouse chalet amidst the luxurious old wood interiors and contemporary fittings. Individually designed bedrooms and bathrooms are furnished for a warm, private and modern Alpine experience.

snow covered chalet La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets
living room at La Grange au Merle
living room with real fire at La Grange au Merle
Bedroom at La Grange au Merle
bunk bedroom at La Grange au Merle
diners at La Grange au Merle
carnotzet at La Grange au Merle
Bathroom at La Grange au Merle
hot tub at La Grange au Merle

Sleeps 10-15 in Six Bedrooms
Hot Tub & Sauna
Log Fire & Cocktail Bar
TV & Games Room
Kids' Secret Snug & Alpine Chalet

Wine Cellar & Craft Beers
Gourmet Dinners with Paired Wines
Professional & Experienced Staff
Resort Driver
Childcare

The chalet is located in the charming French village of Châtel minutes from the village centre and lifts. The ski domain of Chatel is every bit as exciting as the neighbouring villages of Morzine and Les Gets. There are many bars, restaurants and shops in the village leading to a bubbling daytime and thriving après ski scene.

Châtel instead of Morzine?

Short Queues

Beginner to Off-Piste

Snowparks & Fun-Zones

Tree-lined Pistes

New Snow Cannons

Mountain Restuarants

Higher Altitude Village

Charming Alpine Resort

Heart of Portes du Soleil

Great Value

Luxury Chalets

The resort has invested significantly over several years in new lifts and snow cannons meaning good pistes and few queues throughout the season. All the Châtel domains link directly to the whole of the vast Portes du Soleil through both France and Switzerland and offer everything from gentle beginners slopes to exciting off-piste. In addition to the pistes there are lovely mountain chalet restaurants and plenty of winter activities to be enjoyed by children and adults, as well as a host of events in the village and across the resort.

Luxurious Chalet

Relax in the hot tub or sauna, rest by the crackling log fire, raise a glass at the cocktail bar or gaze across at the mountains from the south-west facing panoramic balcony. Take a book from the library or chill to music on the sumptuous linens of your wooden beamed bedroom.

Personal Attention

Enjoy gourmet food from our professional Chef matched by our Sommelier with delicious wines from our private cellar.  Our resort Chauffeur is available throughout the day while your chalet Manager and Host are on hand as your concierge.  We also arrange ski fitting at the chalet.

Family Friendly

Bespoke childcare linking ski lessons, indoor and outdoor fun, enabling all day skiing for parents.  Enjoy the TV and games room, discover the kids' snug and have fun in the garden chalet playhouse.  Cots, chairs and equipment for infants and toddlers.  Special meals for all! Read about the new Baby & Toddler Week.

Why Choose Us?

“Wonderful chalet... fabulous, the best we have stayed in.”

James, January 2017

“Absolutely brilliant.  The food was incredible, far better than in most restaurants.”

Marsh, January 2017

“A very peaceful location, with excellent views from all the rooms and balconies.”

Michael, March 2016

“We had a brilliant stay in La Grange au Merle with our family of 3 children under 10.  The chalet was a short ten minute stroll away from the village centre where there were some great, friendly bars and restaurants.”

Fergus, January 2017

“Cannot fault this chalet.  It was so easy to book... the owner responds immediately, takes care of the ski hire, ski passes, transfers, etc etc. You arrive at the chalet and everything is ready.”

James, February 2017

“The chalet is beautiful and comfortable, the food delicious with easy access to the slopes and town. We had a great family holiday enjoyed by children and adults equally.”

Emma, January 2017

“Just Brilliant.  Walking into the bedrooms made you feel like you were staying in a 5 star log cabin hotel.”

Brennan, January 2017

“The children’s home in the garden was a very joyful discovery.”

Leckner, February 2016

A Luxury Catered Ski Chalet

Portes du Soleil

For people who love luxurious comforts as much as great skiing

Travel quickly to and from lifts with our private chauffeur. Dine on gourmet cuisine created daily by our Chef. Each course is complimented with individually paired wines. Enjoy canapés and sparkling crémant every evening. Select beers, spirits and soft drinks from the cocktail bar. It’s all included. Relax in the bubbles of the hot tub or steam of our sauna. Admire the tremendous views over the Abondance Valley from the sunny south facing chalet balconies. Lounge throughout the traditional farmhouse chalet amidst the luxurious old wood interiors and contemporary fittings. Individually designed bedrooms and bathrooms are furnished for a warm, private and modern Alpine experience.

La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets
living room of La Grange au Merle
The living room with log fire of La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets
Main family bedroom
bunk beds
Guests enjoying paired wines with dinner
Mezzanine bathroom
Hot tub with champagne

Reach ski lifts quickly and effortlessly with our dedicated resort driver, available throughout the day. With a movie room, kid’s snug and enclosed garden we are very family friendly! We are delighted to welcome younger guests and can arrange nannies on request. The chalet is a short transfer of only 90 minutes from Geneva Airport with our private transfer agent. Ski and board equipment is fitted at the chalet to make your arrival effortless.

Sleeps 10-15 in Six Bedrooms
Hot Tub & Sauna
Log Fire & Cocktail Bar
TV & Games Room
Kids' Secret Snug & Alpine Chalet

Wine Cellar & Craft Beers
Gourmet Dinners with Paired Wines
Professional & Experienced Staff
Resort Driver
Childcare

The chalet is located in the charming French village of Châtel minutes from the village centre and lifts. The ski domain of Chatel is every bit as exciting as the neighbouring villages of Morzine and Les Gets. There are many bars, restaurants and shops in the village leading to a bubbling daytime and thriving après ski scene.

The resort has invested significantly over several years in new lifts and snow cannons meaning good pistes and few queues throughout the season. All the Châtel domains link directly to the whole of the vast Portes du Soleil through both France and Switzerland and offer everything from gentle beginners slopes to exciting off-piste. In addition to the pistes there are lovely mountain chalet restaurants and plenty of winter activities to be enjoyed by children and adults, as well as a host of events in the village and across the resort.

Châtel instead of Morzine?

Short queues

Beginner to Off-Piste

Snowparks & Fun-Zones

Tree-lined Pistes

New Snow Cannons

Mountain Restaurants

Higher Altitude Village

Charming Alpine Resort

Heart of Portes du Soleil

...following recent investments in new lifts

...pistes to suit all abilities

...for fun runs and awesome tricks!

... across France and Switzerland

...and great piste management into late April

...lovely chalets & hamlets for lunchtime.

...about 200m higher than Morzine

...pretty by day and fun at night

...easy access to the whole 600km domain

Same Huge Ski Domain

Great Value Luxury Chalets

Family Friendly

Bespoke childcare linking ski lessons, indoor and outdoor fun, enabling all day skiing for parents.  Enjoy the TV and games room, discover the kids' snug and have fun in the garden chalet playhouse.  Cots, chairs and equipment for infants and toddlers.  Special meals for all! Read about the new Baby & Toddler Week.

Luxurious Chalet

Relax in the hot tub or sauna, rest by the crackling log fire, raise a glass at the cocktail bar or gaze across at the mountains from the south-west facing panoramic balcony. Take a book from the library or chill to music on the sumptuous linens of your wooden beamed bedroom.

Personal Attention

Enjoy gourmet food from our professional Chef matched by our Sommelier with delicious wines from our private cellar.  Our resort Chauffeur is available throughout the day while your chalet Manager and Host are on hand as your concierge.  We also arrange ski fitting at the chalet.

A Professional Team

Our team of four chalet staff will take care of you each day.  So much so that you may not want to ski at all! Before you meet them, all enquiries and pre-holiday arrangements are handled personally by me, Clare.

Dinner Wine Pairings

Your four-course dinner will be accompanied by wines from our cellar, selected by our sommelier and changing every night to accompany our chef's creations.

All-day Resort Chauffeur

Choose when and where to go throughout the day across the resort. The Châtel lifts are just a few minutes drive; want a pick up from the village; a lift after après; or time to go sledging?  Just call and we'll be there!

Late Check Out Facility

Many of our guests enjoy a last day's skiing before departure.  We don't want you to leave in a bundle of salopettes - ask about our changing room facility.

Hot Tub Patio & Sauna

Relax in our outdoor hot tub while overlooking the snowy valley in the rays of the setting sun or the glow of the patio fire with a glass of fizz. Alternatively, bask in the steamy heat of our indoor sauna.

The Whole Wine Cellar

Our ‘carnotzet’ is stocked with premium wines and craft beers and is open for you to explore. The complimentary cocktail bar upstairs offers brand spirits and craft gin.

Children's Play Time

Whether building snowmen in the garden or tea parties in the children's alpine-chalet ‘mazot’, hiding in the little mezzanine snug or lounging in the games and movie room, there are lots of things to entertain the troops.

Bespoke Design

Each of our rooms has been specially designed to blend traditional materials and modern luxuries, creating individual character.

“Wonderful chalet... fabulous, the best we have stayed in.”

James, January 2017

“Absolutely brilliant.  The food was incredible, far better than in most restaurants.”

Marsh, January 2017

“A very peaceful location, with excellent views from all the rooms and balconies.”

Michael, March 2016

“We had a brilliant stay in La Grange au Merle with our family of 3 children under 10.  The chalet was a short ten minute stroll away from the village centre where there were some great, friendly bars and restaurants.”

Fergus, January 2017

“Cannot fault this chalet.  It was so easy to book... the owner responds immediately, takes care of the ski hire, ski passes, transfers, etc etc. You arrive at the chalet and everything is ready.”

James, February 2017

“The chalet is beautiful and comfortable, the food delicious with easy access to the slopes and town. We had a great family holiday enjoyed by children and adults equally.”

Emma, January 2017

“Just Brilliant.  Walking into the bedrooms made you feel like you were staying in a 5 star log cabin hotel.”

Brennan, January 2017

“The children’s home in the garden was a very joyful discovery.”

Leckner, February 2016